Ten years ago, on June 25th 2003, the very first Mazda 3 rolled off the production line. Since then, it has captured the fancy of automotive enthusiasts aroud the world who raved about its striking design and classical proportions. In the Philippines, local production of the Mazda 3 began in 2004.
A total of 11,700 Mazda 3 units were sold in the Philippines in the last ten years making this the most popular Mazda model in its local lineup. The quality of the Mazda3 was such it consistently topped Thailand’s quality test among mid-sized sedans based on the J.D. Power Asia Pacific Reports from 2007 to 2009.
Ten years on, 136 global awards and 3.6 million units and five locally released variants later, the Mazda 3 continues to tug the hearts of car aficionados worldwide. And to celebrate a decade of Zoom-Zoom with the Mazda 3, Berjaya Auto Philippines, the distributors of Mazda vehicles in the country, launches a new limited edition model that is intended to make the Mazda 3 more affordable and attainable for the passionate Filipino car owner.
Same appeal for less
The new Japan-made Mazda 3 MAXX retains the core features of the award-winning compact sedan but with added key changes that reposition its price point for a new generation of drivers who give a premium for style, comfort and spirited performance.
Without compromising on the Mazda 3’s improved aerodynamics and driving stability, the Mazda 3 MAXX simplifies its chiseled exterior to give it a more straightforward finish. Integrated cornering light markers within the headlight clusters clean up the front fender profile of the Mazda 3 MAXX. Even the trunk design of the stylish sedan is made tidier and lighter than the other variants it complements. While wide and dynamic 205/55/R16 tires mounted on its fresh 10-spoke alloy wheel design continue to provide grip and enhance its sophisticated stance.
It’s all in the drive
At the core of each Mazda car is the sensational driving experience. The Mazda3 MAXX is equipped with the same proven 1.6-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve, producing 103hp and 144Nm torque, all transmitted through the Mazda ACTIVE-MATIC automatic transmission.
The same sharp ride and handling of the Mazda3 MAXX is delivered by the same MacPherson fronts and Independent Multi-link rear suspension for a confidence driving experience. Brakes are ventilated brake discs up front and solid brake discs at the back.
High safety features
Safety has always been in integral part of the Mazda design ethos. A host of standard safety and security components such as a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System, driver and passenger airbags, seatbelt warning and high-mount stop lamps, an Immobilizer Burglar Alarm and Superlock System, and Child Lock Protection round out the Mazda 3 MAXX as a non-compromising package.
Standard 3-year Free Maintenance with YOJIN3
As with all Mazda sold from 1 January 2013, the Mazda3 MAXX comes standard with Berjaya Auto’s YOJIN3 free 3-yearPreventive Maintenance Services and parts which is good for three years (or 60,000 kilometers, whichever comes first), the Mazda 3 MAXX becomes an unbeatable value proposition.
The Mazda 3 MAXX is available in Velocity Red, Sky Blue, Aluminum Metallic, Black Mica and Crystal White for P899,000 in all of Mazda Philippines’s 14 dealerships: Mazda Greenhills (along EDSA), Mazda Pasig (along C5), Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda Makati (along Pasong Tamo Extension) and Mazda Alabang in Metro Manila; as well as provincial dealerships in Pampanga, Pangasinan (Dagupan), Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan), Batangas, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Cavite and Tarlac.